Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Silverthorne, CO

There are 30 dog friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of Silverthorne. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Silverthorne.

Pet Friendly McCullough Gulch Trail
McCullough Gulch Trail McCullough Gulch Trail is a 2.8 mile hike in White River National Forest that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. 1.6 miles into this hike you will come across the turquoise Upper Blue Reservoir and the nearby falls. You may choose to continue upward another 1.2 miles above the timberline. Should you decide to continue on this second part of the hike be sure to bring a topographic map and go on a cloudless day. See Details
Pet Friendly Chihuahua Gulch and Lake Trail
Chihuahua Gulch and Lake Trail Even the biggest of big dogs will love this 6.1 mile hike in the White River National Forest that is named after the mighty Chihuahua. The trail is steep at times, but it also criss-crosses a stream several times which makes it easy for Fido to cool off along the way. There are also several small ponds along the way, which are a great spot to pause for a picnic with Fido. See Details
Booth Falls and Lake Trail Booth Falls and Lake Trail is a 8-mile hike in the White River National Forest that will take about 7 hours round-trip. When visiting Vail with Fido, the hike up this 60-foot waterfall is a must. It's not easy by any means, but the views are worth the 3000 foot uphill climb. If you not feeling THAT ambitious, you can cut the time (and elevation) in half by turning back once you reach the falls. See Details
Crystal Lakes Trail Crystal Lakes Trail is an 8-mile hike in White River National Forest that will take about 8 hours to complete with Fido. If you go in June though September, wildflowers will be in full bloom as you cross the alpine meadow at 10,400 feet, making for a truly beautiful hike. Fido will also appreciate the creek that criss-crosses the trail along the way, providing lots of opportunities for him to cool off along the way. Directions: From I-70 take Exit 203, Frisco/Breckenridge, and travel south on HWY 9 through Frisco and to Breckenridge. Continue 2.3 miles south on HWY 9 past Breckenridge and turn right onto Spruce Creek Rd (County Rd 800). Take left turns at the forks for approximately 1.8 miles until you come to the Spruce Creek Trailhead. If you do not have 4WD you can park at the trailhead and walk up the road OR continue driving and at the first junction turn right onto Crystal Creek Road (FDR 803). This is a 4WD road that will take you to Lower Crystal Lake. Motorized travel is prohibited beyond Lower Crystal Lake. See Details
Wheeler Lakes Trail Wheeler Lakes Trail is a 6.8 mile hike in White River National Forest that will take about 5 hours to complete with Fido. This hike will take you on the Gore Range Trail and through the Eagles Nest Wilderness. Best from June to October. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Spruce Creek Trail/Mohawk Lake Trail This trail offers a variety of scenery as it climbs through lodgepole, spruce and fir forests and eventually to Lower Mohawk Lake which is nestled against the mountain walls. Beyond this lake the trail continues a short distance to Upper Mohawk Lake where you can enjoy views of Mt. Helen and the rugged southern section of the Tenmile Range. Please stay on the established trail above treeline, the alpine tundra is very fragile. It is approximately a 7 mile round trip hike with 1700 ft elevation gain See Details
Pitkin Lake Trail Pitkin Lake Trail is a 8.8 mile hike in White River National Forest that will take about 7 hours to complete with Fido. This steep trail will take you to Pitkin Lake and affords views of the beautiful mountain range. See Details
Butler Gulch Trail Butler Gulch Trail is a 4.5-mile hike in Arapaho National Forest that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. There is an unsightly (or interesting, depending on your point of view) molybdenum mine at the beginning of the hike, but it is an otherwise lovely hike with easy access to water, and an easy, shaded trail. To get there from I-70, take exit 232 to US 40,proceed northwest approx. 9 miles to small town of Berthoud Falls. Turn left at the sign for Jones Pass/Henderson Mine. Follow paved road 1.6 miles to a gate, turn right on Forest Road 144. The trailhead is a half mile ahead. See Details
Ten Mile Canyon National Recreation Trail The Ten Mile Canyon National Recreation Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Frisco! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Ten Mile Canyon National Recreation Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Blue River Bikeway The Blue River Bikeway is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Breckenridge! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Blue River Bikeway. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Uneva Pass Trail Uneva Pass Trail is a 9 mile hike in White River National Forest that will take about 9 to 10 hours to complete with Fido. This trail has parts that range from easy to difficult and features a bit of solitude and sharp ridges. While in the wilderness areas leash regulations will apply. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Meadow Creek Trail Meadow Creek Trail is a 9 mile hike in White River National Forest that will take about 8 hours to complete with Fido. You may go one of two ways at this trailhead. If you choose the all-day, strenuous hike to Eccles Pass you will need a leash for Fido as it goes through the Wilderness area. The other option is to head towards Lily Pad Lakes, which is a short, pleasant hike with beautiful views. See Details
Watrous Gulch Trail Watrous Gulch Trail is a 4-mile hike in Arapaho National Forest that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. You and your dog will enjoy this uncrowded trail that takes you through a forest before emerging from the timberline at Watrous Creek. The trail continues on a moderate incline into fields of grass and wildflowers. Leash regulations do apply. See Details
Grizzly Gulch Trail Grizzly Gulch Trail is a 4 mile hike in Arapaho National Forest that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. Both working and abandoned mines surround the trail. As you move along the trail you will see piles of tailings, old derricks, and machinery that go all the way up to the Continental Divide. The most famous mine here is the Josephine Mine at the beginning of the hike. See Details
Mount Sniktau Trail Mount Sniktau Trail is a 3 mile hike in Arapaho National Forest that will take about 2 to 3 hours to complete with Fido. Mount Snikatau is named after the journalist E. H. N. Patterson who worked in Clear Creek County and was better known for his friendship with Edgar Allan Poe. See Details
Vail Nature Center When visiting Vail, take some time out of your day to visit the Vail Nature Center. Leashed dogs are welcome to explore the grounds of the Nature Center with you. The Vail Nature Center offers a wide variety of programs and tours. Sometimes the naturalists there will even schedule a special dog hike! See Details
Gold Run Nordic Center Ski the dog-friendly slopes at Gold Run Nordic Center with your furry best friend! Peabody Placer, an intermediate trail, and the intermediate/difficult Preston Loop are both dog-friendly trails. Want to try your hand skijoring? Gold Run Nordic Center offers skijoring clinics where you and Fido can learn skijoring basics at an extra cost. See Details
West Fork of Clear Creek Trail West Fork of Clear Creek Trail is a 3 mile hike in Arapaho National Forest that will take about 4 to 5 hours to complete with Fido. This trail offers solitude, as it is a bit off the beaten path. Fido can roam off leash on this trail that is faint yet hard to get lost on. See Details
Boreas Pass The Boreas Pass is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Breckenridge! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Boreas Pass. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Herman Lake Trail Herman Lake Trail is a 6.4-mile hike in Arapaho National Forest that will take about 5 hours to complete with Fido. The Forest Service requires the use of a leash due to the popularity of this trail. Dogs love it for the many rivulets and streamlet crossings. When you arrive at Herman Lake, feel free to take Fido off the leash for a splash in the frigid water. See Details
Searle Pass Trail Searle Pass Trail is a 11.4 mile hike in White River National Forest that will take about 10 hours to complete with Fido. Your dog will delight in the tall grass along this trail that at some points takes you above the timberline. It can get a bit chilly, but still a good idea to bring some water along. See Details
Pettingell Peak Trail Pettingell Peak Trail is a 8 mile hike in Arapaho National Forest that will take about 8 to 9 hours to complete with Fido. This is a technical climb along the northwest ridge of the Continental Divide. If you or your dog are getting tired, or it is after 10 AM when you get to Herman Lake, it may be a good idea to turn back. Weather can come in very quickly in the afternoon hours. See Details
Georgia Pass Trail Georgia Pass Trail is a 5 mile hike in Pike National Forest that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. Hiking in a southeasterly direction will take you across the tundra, over the Jefferson Trail, past trees bent by the winds, and finally into a spruce forest. The area is open to bikers so be sure to keep Fido on good voice control. See Details
Straight Creek Trail Straight Creek Trail is a 4 mile hike in White River National Forest that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. This trail offers soft ground and a creek for Fido to enjoy, and beautiful wildflowers for you. The trail leads up an old wagon road along the creek and is easy to follow. See Details